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Blue Moon
Blue Moon
Granite Gray
Granite Gray
Granite Gray
Granite Gray
Granite Gray
Granite Gray
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Red Sumac
Red Sumac
Red Sumac
Red Sumac
Red Sumac
Red Sumac
4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
200 Reviews

Switchbak™ Dog Harness

harness with pockets

Color

Selected: Granite Gray

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
200 Reviews

Switchbak™ Dog Harness

harness with pockets

Color

Selected: Granite Gray

The Switchbak Harness has the padded comfort of an everyday dog harness with handle, plus the bonus functionality carrying small essentials. The two low-profile zippered pockets have room to stash those day-to-day necessities like pick-up bags, a leash, or some treats.

It features two leash attachment options: a V-ring centered on the back and a reinforced webbing loop at the chest, great for redirecting dogs that pull on leash. Dial in the right fit with high adjustability and a padded belly strap - critical for stable gear carry and when giving a little boost with the low-profile handle. All in all, the Switchbak melds comfort and convenience into a performance harness ready for both town and trail.

The Switchbak Harness has the padded comfort of an everyday dog harness with handle, plus the bonus functionality carrying small essentials. The two low-profile zippered pockets have room to stash those day-to-day necessities like pick-up bags, a leash, or some treats.

It features two leash attachment options: a V-ring centered on the back and a reinforced webbing loop at the chest, great for redirecting dogs that pull on leash. Dial in the right fit with high adjustability and a padded belly strap - critical for stable gear carry and when giving a little boost with the low-profile handle. All in all, the Switchbak melds comfort and convenience into a performance harness ready for both town and trail.

ALL-DAY COMFORT

Foam-padded construction for comfortable extended wear.

ZIPPERED POCKETS

Two low-profile zippered pockets for carrying small essentials.

TWO LEASH ATTACHMENT POINTS

Aluminum V-ring on back and reinforced webbing loop on chest.

Additional Features

  • Foam-padded construction for comfortable extended wear

  • Padded belly strap adds stability when carrying weight; stows when not in use

  • Five points of adjustment for an optimal fit

  • Two leash attachment points: aluminum V-ring on back and reinforced webbing loop on chest

  • Two low-profile, zippered pockets for small essentials

  • Low-profile padded handle for controlled and comfortable lift and assist

  • Tonal reflective accents for visibility in low-light conditions and light loop for attaching The Beacon™️

  • Materials

    • Shell: 300 denier polyester ripstop (bluesign® approved)
    • Padding: Closed-cell foam
    • Lining: Polyester knit mesh
    • Webbing: 100% Polyester
    • Zipper: Reverse coil YKK #5
    • Chest Leash Connection: Engineered nylon webbing (bluesign® approved)
    • Buckles: ITW Nexus Mach 1 buckles
    • Back Leash Connection: Anodized 6061-T6 aluminum V-ring
    • Made in Vietnam
  • Care

    • Hand wash
    • Mild detergent
    • Air dry

Features

ALL-DAY COMFORT

Foam-padded construction for comfortable extended wear.

ZIPPERED POCKETS

Two low-profile zippered pockets for carrying small essentials.

TWO LEASH ATTACHMENT POINTS

Aluminum V-ring on back and reinforced webbing loop on chest.

  • Foam-padded construction for comfortable extended wear

  • Padded belly strap adds stability when carrying weight; stows when not in use

  • Five points of adjustment for an optimal fit

  • Two leash attachment points: aluminum V-ring on back and reinforced webbing loop on chest

  • Two low-profile, zippered pockets for small essentials

  • Low-profile padded handle for controlled and comfortable lift and assist

  • Tonal reflective accents for visibility in low-light conditions and light loop for attaching The Beacon™️

Materials & Care

  • Materials

    • Shell: 300 denier polyester ripstop (bluesign® approved)
    • Padding: Closed-cell foam
    • Lining: Polyester knit mesh
    • Webbing: 100% Polyester
    • Zipper: Reverse coil YKK #5
    • Chest Leash Connection: Engineered nylon webbing (bluesign® approved)
    • Buckles: ITW Nexus Mach 1 buckles
    • Back Leash Connection: Anodized 6061-T6 aluminum V-ring
    • Made in Vietnam
  • Care

    • Hand wash
    • Mild detergent
    • Air dry

Find The Right Size For Your Dog

Use the sizing chart to select the appropriate size for your dog.

Sizing Chart & Technical Specs

Use this sizing chart to select the appropriate size for your dog. Measurement is around the widest part of the rib cage.
In between sizes? We recommend sizing up.
Product Figure
Product sizing chart table
Girth Size
17 - 22 in (43 - 56 cm) XS
22 - 27 in (56 - 69 cm) S
27 - 32 in (69 - 81 cm) M
32 - 42 in (81 - 107 cm) L/XL
Product dimensions table
Size Weight Capacity
XS 0.7 lb (317 g) 103 in³ (1.7 L)
S 0.9 lb (408 g) 183 in³ (3 L)
M 1 lb (453 g) 262 in³ (4.3 L)
L/XL 1.2 lb (544 g) 457 in³ (7.5 L)
Find The Right Size For Your Dog chart
Select Size

17-22 in (43-56 cm)

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Trail Tested Promise

All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

Ratings & Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 200 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 166 Total 4 star reviews: 22 Total 3 star reviews: 10 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 2
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200 reviews
  • Sarah D.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    45 minutes ago
    Streamlined Pack

    Easy on, easy off, typical Ruffwear high quality material/ build. Looking to have my pup be able to carry something without a full pack (she definitely isn't the best at navigating with a larger fluffier pack, dog problem, not pack, trust me) and I think this pack will fit the bill, around town as well as on trail. Right balance of features - enough capacity to carry water / bowl / treat / med kit for trail with lift assist features / support if needed and neat streamlined look to lounge at a brewery. Can be a bit tricky to adjust, especially if pup is squirmy (human issue). Does seem like it will be a bit easier to balance the pack load / have it sit more evenly as well, but still testing it out.

  • Stephanie G.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Great backpack

    Works great to make him carry his own stuff! Fits a full water bottle too. He loves it and I love how it has leash attachment on the front.

  • Megan H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    So far… Love!

    This is a great little pack so far. I got it so pup could carry some water when we’re out running and hiking this summer and with water bottles on both sides it should hold about a liter plus a little bowl. My guy measures 27” girth, exactly between S and M, and wears both sizes in Ruffwear just depending on how each thing fits. In the front range harness and day pack he wears a M, but the M in this was too big. I expected them to fit the same but the belly strap was too far back and the neck was super loose even with the straps as short as they go. I was worried the size S would be too close behind his front legs but it seems to fit really well. Other than having to exchange the size (which was super easy to do) I really like this little pack and am looking forward to taking it on adventures!

  • Robert M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 days ago
    Reliable

    Each purchase from Ruff Wear illicits the same response “how did I mange the dogs without this before .” Ruff wear is reliable! The Switchback harness is easy to get on the dos and stays on. The pocket mean we are ready for any adventure.

  • Lexie B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 days ago
    First quality harness purchase

    This is the first quality harness I've ever had for my dogs. The pockets are roomy, can fit water bottle and collapsible bowl, treats, poop bags and an extra leash. The additional strap gives me peace of mind that my dog can't slip loose from the harness. I wish the neck part had a buckle, but he quickly learned to shove his head through the neck hole with enthusiasm!

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